- Old Age Ain’t For Sissies
A fresh and engaging talk on getting older: the downside and the upside of biological, emotional and spiritual changes so common to aging. Helps participants to distinguish between grief and depression and grow more aware of effective ways to cope with life stressors.
- What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted? Healing From Grief and Loss
Involves participants in creative ways to assess and heal from the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual impact of grief in both our personal and professional lives. Discussion also contrasts factors that shrink the coping range with those that tend to expand our ability to cope.
- Psychological Aspects of Death and Dying
Explores various aspects of the mental, emotional and spiritual transition that occurs at the end of life. Looks at opportunities for growth as well as challenges to inner peace.
- Staying in Touch: Communication and Relationship Skills with Those Coping with a Life-limiting Illness
Offers insight and suggestions for staying connected when life-limiting illness touches those we care for personally or professionally.
- What Children Teach Us About Grief
Addresses recent research about children’s responses to loss and how children tend to move through their grief. Also gives helpful pointers on supporting children during and after the death of a loved one.
- Five Wishes: Your Choice, Your Life
This workshop uses the state Advance Directive and the Five Wishes Advance Directive to explore decisions about healthcare and estate planning. An elder law attorney and a hospice representative guide participants through materials designed to help them make their own choices about end-of-life care.
- Ways to Reorganize and Re-energize Ourselves as Caregivers
Helps family caregivers to learn and use tools to reduce the personal toll of caring for those with illness.
- Partnering with Your Doctor
A commonsense approach to getting the most from your doctor visit in this day of 7 minute visits. Includes discussion of record-keeping, asking questions, and helpful tools such as appointment and medication logs.